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Baor (Tanks)

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of extra jobs which would be provided if the shortages of spare parts for tanks for the Army in Germany were supplied; and what would be the saving in unemployment pay.

The Chieftain tank fleet in BAOR is operationally effective and the supply of spare parts is generally satisfactory.There is, therefore, no reason for special measures to increase the provision of spare parts for these vehicles, and the question of creating extra jobs for this purpose consequently does not arise.